As committed and enthusiastic experts in our respective fields, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from industry, into the classroom. We strive to equip pupils with the skills and qualifications to go on and become the next generation of creative practitioners in their chosen field. Our mission is to build confidence and encourage pupils to take ownership of their work and to develop their thinking into creative ideas. We are a cohesive department, linked between subjects that offer pupils a holistic experience of the design process from sketch to a final outcome.
We are proud to offer a full range of creative subjects in DT, at Hyde High School. We have brand new purpose built Design and Technology suites with all of the latest equipment, one would expect to see in a state of the art department. Pupils have full access to a wide range of creative processes and techniques. Every pupil can find a discipline, or equipment, in the DT Area, which will help them develop their creative skills fully, whether it be working with traditional materials, CAD/CAM, using the laser cutter or 3D printer. The Textiles area is fully equipped with a variety of printing equipment such as: sublimation printing, a suite of sewing machines, along with the latest in CAD/CAM embroidery. The DT area also boasts some beautifully appointed kitchens, one of which has been specially designed to accommodate pupils with limited mobility. We are proud to say that the DT Department are fully inclusive areas within our school.
What We Offer
The DT department not only offers the usual suite of subjects you would expect within a successful department, but pupils enjoy an experience over and above what the National Curriculum has to offer. We offer a range of extra-curricular activities for pupils to join such as: our F1 in schools team, the green car racing team or robotics club. The DT clubs have forged great links with local businesses like EMR metal recycling who sponsor our green powered racing team.
There are also opportunities for pupils to get out of their classrooms and make visits to galleries and exhibitions along with our residential trip for year 7 and 8 pupils, to gain bush craft experience.